• Malvern Madondo

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Malvern's Bio:
    I have heard that the average human being uses 10% of their brain's potential. Whether that's true or not, this blog is a mirror of at least part of my brain's functionality and activity. It is an outlet through which I share my experiences and escapades here at CSS. I hope that in between the mixed metaphors and rambling in my posts, you find something valuable. I have an overwhelming interest learning new things and expanding my horizons (which is why I am here). Wait, I just lost my train of thought... Welcome to my 'Pensieve' ~ thinking out loud..

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  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

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    Graduate Student
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My experience with cross-cultural pollination

Being an international student can be fun. Admittedly, it can also be hard. One of the best experiences I have had at The College of St. Scholastica has been meeting many people from different countries, backgrounds, and beliefs. I have met so many of these people in one year than I have met before I came to CSS.

Mis amigos

When  a group of people from different and diverse backgrounds, who are willing to interact with and engage each other, meet, ideas are shared and many new things are learned. I have learned so many things from my friends and roommates this summer because we all come from different backgrounds, be it geographic or ethnic. I have learned a lot about India, the people, culture, beliefs, food, you name it, from two of my friends from India. Likewise I have learned a bit of  Ethiopia, Slovakia, Colombia, Poland, Bangladesh, Mexico, Serbia, Ghana, Uganda, Zambia, Kenya, and many more, from my friends. I appreciate this opportunity to be able to learn about so many places without having to open a textbook, just listening and engaging in honest and well-meaning conversations.

CSS is a small institution by size, and this helps a lot if you are an outgoing person who loves to meet and get to know other people. I hope to continue learning and meeting new people. When I plan on a trip to Poland or Colombia, I know I have someone I can turn to for advice and information. Some call it networking, I call it friendship.


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